Music for solo oboe and music for oboe and electronics.
Du Pré Music Building
Christopher Redgate – oboe
Paul Archbold – live electronics
Nigel McBride – uncompromisingness with which dogma is held (premiere)
Heinz Holliger – Cardiophonie
Edwin Roxburgh – ‘…at the still point of the turning world…’
Paul Archbold – Zechstein (premiere)
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McBride writes about his new work:
uncompromisingness with which dogma is held is a radical new work for the Redgate-Howart system oboe that plays with memory and perception via some of the most transcendentally virtuosic music ever written for oboe.
Archbold writes about his work:
Near where I was born, the coastline of County Durham is marked by a series of narrow forested gorges that cut through a deep layer of Magnesian Limestone. Laid down some 250 million years ago, these rocks mark the Zechstein Sea, a large lagoon in the centre of the ancient Pangea super-continent that gradually evaporated during the last great global warming at the end of the Permian, when temperatures soared above 50°C.
Zechstein is a tranquil contemplative work that exploits the vast range of multiphonics discovered by Christopher Redgate on the new Howarth-Redgate oboe.